score: Storm 70 Sparks 73 (L) (2-2)
by | StormFan7
start this out on a positive note: we shot 28.8% (?) and still
almost won vs. the Sparks. If LA had lost they would have
been done for the season.
plane was late and once we finally got to board they called
"2004 MVP". I said that if LA was taking this flight
that LL would probably go up there to board first.
Grecos were out in full force. There must have been like 30
of them. We (Shed and I) were in the middle of the aunts and
uncles. They are really nice people and saw that we had Greco
week. I promised them that we would have it again and we will.
Michelle acknowledged her fans (and there were many) by smiling
and waving. If only she could have played for them. She could
have brought energy to the team if only AD had put her in.
Kamila foul: She gets smacked in the face and winces a little
and moves on. If it were any other player (like LL) they would
have flopped and whined till they got the call.
other Kamila news: She got her game back and really looked
more comfortable out on the court.
"DUNK": She went up, missed but grabbed the rim
and it let out this big CLANK. I told the woman in front of
us "I don't care if you win the game. You could even
win the championship and I wouldn't care. You know why? Because
I saw Leslie BIFF IT and that to me is the best play ever".
really has LJs number when it comes to playing D on her.
Storm often drove to the basket and would pass it out. They
should have just went for the layup. They passed the ball
way too much and it cost them the game. Also, Lennox should
not have taken those last two shots. She was cold and there
were other people (like Bird) that she could have passed to.
and what is up with the Sparks jerseys? I will let NS get
in to the details about this one.
by | StorminCali
met up with Socky, Durty Socky, Shed and SF# at the Fox Sports
Bar & Grill for some pre-game grub and toasts. Spotted
Lucky, aka Crazy Cigarette Smoking Lady, avoided her the rest
of the night. We had a mini-shrine set up behind us in homage
to the Shrine, got our good voodoo vibes all in order, stretched
out our Sprit Fingahs, then headed into the Stables Center.
to the game SF# and Shed made up some very sexy shirts that
so boldly say "Who wears shorts shorts?" We attempted
to get La Leslie's attention during the warm ups but she was
off in her own little world. Who would've guessed that?
had the distinct pleasure of talking to Tully before she ran
back into the locker room. She told Tully to have the bail
money ready for us, Tully laughed and replied that it was
a "deal". After that SF# and I got to talk to some
of Greco's crew, including her mother. She told us how much
she appreciates our support of Greco and we told her how much
we love having her on the team. She says they hope to make
it up to Seattle so I leave it up to you lot to make them
feel welcome....like you'd do anything less!
standing near courtside the HULA-infected Ann Meyers walked
passed us so SF# & I grabbed her attention to chat with
her briefly. I shook her hand and asked her "Seattle
in 8th?" To which she replied "I don't know what
I'm talking about." SF# exchanged some words with her
Our shirts say "Who wears short shorts" for
AM: Real women wear shorts.
least I got her to finally admit what many of us have known
took much better notes during the game than I did. With Sally
Bell leading the 3 blind mice we knew that we were in for
a game filled with craptastic officiating. Sally Bell is not
one to disappoint and made sure her comrades followed suit.
If June Corteau is the Worst Ref Ever then its obvious Sally
Bell is a VERY close second. Blech!
won the first tip off, but before that even happened Socky
and I noticed something peculiar about LA's jerseys. Not
only did they have their last names on them, but their first
names as well. Bet that was Leslie's idea. Anyway, Milton-Jones
looked either like Miln-Jons or Mitn-Joes the entire night.
Oh yeah, and D'Nasty's 2 missed free throws? That was all
the Sockstress yelling "cheeeeeeeese" during her
the BEST MOMENT OF THE NIGHT: Heh. Leslie gets the ball on
a fast break, fires her jets, aims for the basket, takes air,
goes for the dunk, and CLLLLLLLLLLLLANK! HAHAHAHAHAHA!
She backrims it! It was the Clank Heard Round The Staples
Center. It was beautiful! Worth the entire nail-biting night. Imagine
all the Sporks fans standing on their feet feeling it coming
and then the biggest CLANK ever. EVER! Oh man, couldn't stop
laughing after that one.
BEST MOMENT: Teasly was guarding Bird and hackin away as the
Sporks do. No foul was being called, of course, why would
one be called? Bird got tired of it quickly, lowered
her shouled and full on SLAMMED into Teasley. Knocked
her flat on behind! Teasley quickly got up all "oh what?
Lemme at her! Lemme at her" and Sue just walked off like
"Heh, how'd the floor feel?" It was beautiful.
our horrible shooting we stayed right in the game. Our defense
was pretty tight, keeping LA from getting too many easy buckets.
They had to work for it. And its not that our offense wasn't
working b/c we had some nice open lookers, good screens and
cuts, the shots just weren't falling. The last 5 minutes
were tense but we just couldn't make the easy buckets under
the basket. Not to mention that the hacks weren't being
called AT ALL.
lemme tell you, the ladies in front of me were about to meet
my foot several times, especially when they didn't understand
that me yelling "SIT DOWN" behind them wasn't a
fun chant for the hell of it. Lennox had 2 open 3s at
the end of the game to tie it. TWO! Didn't hit
either one of them. So sad. But hey, we beat them by
26, what's losing by 3? Just that little nagging thing
of winning on the road, but some highlights...
Yeah we lost by 3 but Burse and Sam are showing just how valuable
they are. Sam kept us in the game. Burse hustled and fought
for every loose ball, got to the line a lot that way.
Kamila looks good. She looks really good. Whatever was nagging
before seems to be almost completely gone.
Adia is looking quicker. She had this BEEEEEEEAUTIFUL
reverse layup that was just.....beautiful. She hit the floor
once, pretty hard, and I jumped since this was where she tore
her ACL last year, but she bounced up pretty quickly and kept
I heart Tully. Oh so very much! She's one feisty lil
bulldog. If I could've bottled up the look she had on
her face after Phantom Foul #45613546 I'd unleash on my bosses
and they'd never bother me again. She picked Leslie's
pocket in the first half. Leslie was in the paint about
to go up when Tully came outta nowhere, or so it seemed, swiped
the ball, and took off for the other side of the court. Leslie
was left standing wondering how anyone got their hand into
her pocket with her shorts being so tight.
Betty Lennox is Bombs Away Betty, aka BABS.
Despite winning, the Sporks still don't look all that impressive.
They're still not gellin, not flowing. Dixon wasn't passing
at all, Whitmore looks off in her own world, and not even
T-Spork can pull them together. Let's hope they continue
that my Stormies, is that. In final I'll leave you with these